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Child With Gay Parents Canít Enroll At School (ABQ Christian School)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Hailey Heinz

Posted on 07/28/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT by CedarDave

A local Christian school that has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay is violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the family’s attorney contends.

Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family, said the couple received a letter from Hope Christian school saying their three-year-old son would not be able to enroll because of his parents’ sexual orientation.

An official from Hope Christian – which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year – declined to comment.

Youtz said the family hopes the school will change its mind, and that the matter can be resolved without litigation.

The New Mexico Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and “public accommodations.” It also bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The statute allows religious-based organizations to discriminate on that basis, but not if they have a nonprofit status.

Hope is a nonprofit, so Youtz contends the school must admit the student.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: christianschools; gays; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda
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I'm conflicted on this - I'm sure the child will be more likely introduced to Christian moral values at the school than at home with the two "parents" (sexual gender not identified).
1 posted on 07/28/2012 8:36:07 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

They will either shut down the school or force it to use a pro-gay curriculum.

If they had admitted the child, they would still get sued.... the parents would force all faith out of what the kids get taught


2 posted on 07/28/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CedarDave

“which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year” –

Stay away from the trough if you don’t want gov. calling the shots.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 8:40:39 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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Admitting the kid threatens the curriculum. It’s not about the kid.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 8:40:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Graybeard58

The “nonprofit” status was created as a bludgeon against faith


5 posted on 07/28/2012 8:43:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CedarDave

Great point, however I have to ask myself, is this just a setup? Why would 2 gay people want their child to be taught that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God etc?

Just seems to me they may be trouble makers looking for a law suit? Pushing their agenda

Are they not aware what the Bible has to say about their lifestyle? I suppose it`s possible, so many are brainwashed these days


6 posted on 07/28/2012 8:47:22 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: CedarDave

This school was targeted because they took Fed Money.

Solution= Give it up/back and never take again.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 8:47:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CedarDave

The public funding binds you to Caesar and not to God.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: CedarDave
'Gay' "parents",

The First Amendment overrides your so-called "New Mexico Human Rights Act." Go pound sand. Or each other.

9 posted on 07/28/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I don’t doubt that they know for a second. I believe that the homos are deliberately seeking out Christian institutions and businesses to make test cases and/or shut them down. It just doesn’t make sense otherwise that they would seek the services of Christian-based entities. It’s not as if there aren’t enough “Christian” in name only entities out there, if they really must have the label in order to assuage their consciences or advance their agenda to undermine true Christianity.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 8:53:33 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vendome

I think the kid is being used as a rattle snake, by the parents. If you refuse entry, you’re damned, and if you let him in, his parents pose a problem eventually with the religious teaching aspect.

It’s a no-win situation and the poor kid is caught in the middle. It’s a good way for the parents to show the kid who he shouldn’t associate with...ie...xians (ie any denom).

It’s like the athiest who sends his kid to a religious school and then sues the school for teaching about G-d. Or moves into a predominently christian town, then sues over the mangers and crosses...

It’s orchestrated using the kids as the bait.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 8:55:10 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: CedarDave
Government blackmail!!!! This school should return the Federal funding and free itself from the clutches of the HomoNazis.

This "couple" of sexual perverts is just attempting what so many of the HomoNazis across the country engage in... Filing lawsuits against any group that rejects their sick, twisted sexual perversions. How long do you think it will be before that poor three year old starts dating his first boyfreind?

12 posted on 07/28/2012 8:56:39 PM PDT by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: jimfree

That’s true. Christian institutions are being forced to make their choice between God and mammon. Maybe this will help the process of separating the wheat from the chaff.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 8:56:39 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

You nailed it :)


14 posted on 07/28/2012 8:56:48 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: CedarDave
An official from Hope Christian – which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year – declined to comment.

Passages like this kill me. The writer is obviously biased and the implication is that federal funds are good, because the federal government is the source of all righteousness, goodness and equality. I know, I know, the money has strings attached and there are laws in place but the mention of the cash is always a tipoff to the ongoing objective: the federal protection racket for special interests.

15 posted on 07/28/2012 8:58:28 PM PDT by relictele
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To: CedarDave

I’m not conflicted at all. These people do this for one reason and that is to attack religious schools especially Christian schools. As for them accepting cash from the state the small amount I’m sure is covered by the parents of the Christian students who pay local taxes. The argument that the the government can put forth whatever unreasonable demands and force a leftist agenda violating the freedom of association of their targets simply because they accept any tax payer funds is crazy. When liberals are the only ones paying taxes I might change my mind but they aren’t the only ones and their voice should not be granted a special level of legal standing simply because they are gay or whatever they might be.

Homosexuality is a perversion and I wish we had laws like those in St Petersburg Russia. These people have proven they will not live and let live. The time for playing nice is OVER. If you want a future governed by the Pink Hand then hide your head in the sand and go ahead and embrace the idea that believing marriage between a man and a women is bigotry but don’t you dare call yourself a conservative because you aren’t and you aren’t a moderate either you are a moron.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/12/st-petersburg-bans-homosexual-propaganda


16 posted on 07/28/2012 9:03:36 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: mrsmel

A NM photography studio run by a Christian couple refused to photograph a gay “wedding” and was sued by the couple. The case went through the NM courts and they lost because the business was ruled a “public accommodation” and as such could not discriminate. Again a case of baiting by the homosexuals bent on destroying Christian values.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 9:03:57 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: PrairieLady2

I wonder if the school could agree to accept the kid under the condition that the “parents” agree not to interfere with their Biblical teaching, including that of homosexuality being an abomination to God. That might smoke the homos’ agenda out into the open. They wouldn’t have an easy time making the case that a Christian school can’t teach Biblical precepts, I wouldn’t think. But in today’s America, who knows.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 9:04:10 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vendome

“This school was targeted because they took Fed Money.”

What did they take the money for and doesn’t that violate the Establishment Clause...assuming the money came directly from the feds, rather than through parents?


19 posted on 07/28/2012 9:04:27 PM PDT by BobL
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To: CedarDave

I remember that case, and another one, in New Jersey I think, of a homo “couple” suing a church for not allowing them to use one of their facilities for their homo “wedding”. I think the church lost, on the grounds of the property being open to the public. The homos are truly evil and determined to force Christianity to the wall.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 9:07:01 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: CedarDave

Jeez. Is this homosexual agendy really accelerating? Or are they just reporting it more to demoralize people. It seems this perverted filthy lifestyle is going to be shoved down our throats whether we like it or not.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 9:10:36 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Maelstorm
These people have proven they will not live and let live.

Amen to that. They are using a two-pronged attack in their attempt to destroy Christianity, almost the only entity left which opposes their evil (Islam is the other one but they know better than to mess with people who will behead them as soon as look at them)-they attack Christianity from without with their relentless lawsuits and smears, and from within by eating out the substance, like termites, of apostate "churches".
22 posted on 07/28/2012 9:11:59 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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23 posted on 07/28/2012 9:12:54 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: jimfree

So does 501(c)3 status.

I believe that religious organizations should not be registered with the IRS or any government organization. They should be tax-free not “non-profit as determined by IRS”


24 posted on 07/28/2012 9:13:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Maelstorm

Fortunately God has said that they will not prevail. I believe that as their time grows short, their rebellion and fury intensifies. They are being used of Satan unless they repent.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 9:15:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: relictele

every radical leftwing hate group gets federal funds it seems, their partisanship never seems to be a problem


26 posted on 07/28/2012 9:15:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CedarDave

These two bastard “parents” did this to coerce a Christian institution go against scriptures.

I am sick and tired of gays doing this crap. There are more than enough gay friendly schools for them, but they target Christina schools on purpose. They can go to hell as far as I am concerned, especially when these abortion-loving scum use a child as a prop.


27 posted on 07/28/2012 9:24:02 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: CedarDave

Why are you conflicted? As a parent who will answer the forms as to why you should enroll your child into a school that IS NOT conflicted about the role of Christ, Lord have mercy!


28 posted on 07/28/2012 9:28:05 PM PDT by hope
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To: CedarDave

The letter should have been one letting them know that while the Christian school would be willing to accept the child, they would not be changing their pro traditional marriage perspective and that they explicitly teach that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle.

As such the parents may wish to enroll in some other program more in line with their chosen lifestyle so as not to confuse the child.

Put it on record and in writing that they acknowledge the school uses a Bible based curriculum and that they agree to not interfere or object to it if they wish to enroll a child.

They won’t enroll and they won’t have grounds to sue.


29 posted on 07/28/2012 9:30:34 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: BobL

My guess if it’s federal money is that it’s for the school lunch or breakfast program. There’s not much federal money for private schools, vouchers are typically state level.


30 posted on 07/28/2012 9:30:58 PM PDT by mongrel
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To: Friendofgeorge
is this just a setup? Why would 2 gay people want their child to be taught that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God etc?

Just seems to me they may be trouble makers looking for a law suit? Pushing their agenda

You are almost certainly correct. It is a setup. This is how the Left gets its way in court -- by manufacturing court cases based on phony incidents.

The first case I'm aware of was the Scopes "monkey trial." Unlike the Hollywood version of the story in "Inherit the Wind," Scopes was not an idealistic young teacher. No, Scopes was member of a group that plotted to get himself, Scopes, arrested. The purpose was to manufacture a court case that would make headlines for the atheist Left.

Same thing happened with Griswold v Connecticut, in which a case was manufactured so that a "right to privacy" could suddenly be found in the Constitution, where it had never been found before.

Same thing happened with Roe v. Wade, in which a phony rape story was manufactured so that a "right to abortion" could suddenly be found in the Constitution.

Same thing happened with Bowers v Hardwick, the case that resulted in the courts throwing out all states' sodomy laws.

All of those cases were set-up by the Left.

31 posted on 07/28/2012 9:38:52 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: CedarDave
The "fed money" malarkey is just a red herring - everyone uses federally funded infrastructure and resources in everyday life. That doesn't mean we have to relinquish the PRACTICE of our personal, deeply held beliefs.
32 posted on 07/28/2012 9:39:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: CedarDave

You know the only reason those parents want their child enrolled there is to make a point. Poor kid being used by his parents for such.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 9:45:41 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mrsmel

“The homos are truly evil and determined to force Christianity to the wall.”

You don’t have to remind me. I work in Hollywood right in a faggot-infested area called West Hollywood. A bunch of sick, abnormal and immoral bunch.


34 posted on 07/28/2012 9:47:16 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: fwdude

Don’t take one thin dime of fed funds or they will force you to sing their tune


35 posted on 07/28/2012 9:48:36 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GeronL
Correct answer. The alternate lifestylers wanted their lite little loafers in the door.
36 posted on 07/28/2012 9:57:35 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: CedarDave

There is no such thing as a “gay parent”-
A parent begets, has offspring, has issue, by definition.
Gays can`t beget crap.


37 posted on 07/28/2012 10:01:06 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (?????? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: PrairieLady2

There you go....live grenades....


38 posted on 07/28/2012 10:27:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BobL

It might be a stretch and I may be all wrong but I see this happening more and more in states that want a voucher program. Those that provide the money make the rules.


39 posted on 07/28/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: CedarDave

This story actually reinforces exactly what this Christian school knew to begin with, that any dealings with homosexuals are statistically more likely to end up with a lawsuit. Again, to employers, renters, business proprietors... have a cover story rehearsed so it just rolls off the tongue.


40 posted on 07/28/2012 10:42:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Valpal1

Exactly, put the ball back in the homos’ court. Disgusting sodomite pukes. Poor kid though. He doesn’t stand a chance, being used as a tool for the sodomites’ agenda.


41 posted on 07/28/2012 11:21:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BobL
"What did they take the money for and doesn’t that violate the Establishment Clause."

If this little school could establish an official national religion for $61,455, that would be a legitimate miracle. The Establishment Clause just means we do not have something like the Church of England.

42 posted on 07/28/2012 11:24:57 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: max americana

All this upheaval of an entire nation just because of fags perverted desire to put it where it don’t go.


43 posted on 07/28/2012 11:28:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: yldstrk

Fed money is OUR money; we paid it in just a legitimately as the sodomites.

Again, this shouldn’t even be an issue.


44 posted on 07/28/2012 11:34:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Maelstorm
The time for playing nice is OVER.

Amen! It is time to end "civil unions" and "domestic partnerships" between same-sex couples. Homosexuals are mentally-ill individuals, and have no business raising a child.

Time to end this sickness and madness.

45 posted on 07/29/2012 12:06:45 AM PDT by Left2Right (Starve the Beast!)
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To: CedarDave

Im in two minds about this as well.

On the one hand, it certainly is not the childs fault that he has been brought up in this environment. And he may learn something better at this school, than he would at home.

On the other, the school is free to admit whom it wants.


46 posted on 07/29/2012 12:58:18 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: CedarDave
"Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family....."


"Youtz? What is a "Yout""?
47 posted on 07/29/2012 1:00:40 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: CedarDave; wagglebee; narses; NYer
It happens on a far-too-regular basis in Catholic schools:

It is obvious that the homosexuals (and sympathetic homosexualists) wish to infiltrate Christian education in order to force a change in doctrine from the inside out.

While it would definitely be more charitable, on one level, to exclude the kid, it might be a good idea to allow the kid into the school and mandate that the kid's teachers stress in the curriculum each and every year that, if the parents don't change their ways, they are going to burn in hell for eternity.

In addition, they should also alert every other parent in that school that the kid's parents are homosexual and, for the safety and protection of their children, they should not allow their children to be around the homosexual parents unescorted...for safety reasons.

And then let the kid's classmates do what kids do best.

48 posted on 07/29/2012 3:27:18 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: max americana

How can you stand it? I had to go there once a week when I lived in the SFV and I had to take a shower after leaving. WeHo what an appropriate moniker.


49 posted on 07/29/2012 4:28:26 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“If this little school could establish an official national religion for $61,455, that would be a legitimate miracle. The Establishment Clause just means we do not have something like the Church of England.”

I agree that $61k will not establish jack, but the principle is valid - government should not be handing money directly to religious schools - because, as with everything else government does, $61k becomes $61M becomes $61B and then you have Madrases. Just as well that they keep clear. Now vouchers to parents, I’m all for, but that money goes to parents. And why a Christian school would be STUPID ENOUGH to take the money defies me.


50 posted on 07/29/2012 4:48:52 AM PDT by BobL
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